User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Insurance Industry
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Supreme Court rules insurers such as now-gone Land of Lincoln entitled to $12B in Obamacare risk payments 27.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
By an 8-1 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.
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SCOTUS Rules Congress Can’t Reneg on ObamaCare Insurer Bailout 27.4.2020 Outside the Beltway
An 8-1 rebuke from the nation's highest court.
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The 2020 election is now a key moment if public universal healthcare is ever to happen in the US 20.4.2020 Raw Story
Richard Titmuss, a British pioneer of social policy, published an influential book called The Gift Relationship in 1970. It reflects on the altruism that underpins voluntary blood-donation systems like those of the UK and most other European nations. Vein glory. He demonstrated that such systems were superior to those based on market principles, such as […]
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Why Boris Johnson won’t have to pay any hospital bills 20.4.2020 Raw Story
While British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recovers from a life-threatening bout of COVID-19 that hospitalized him for a week, including three nights in an intensive care unit, he won’t have to worry about medical bills. He will be able to resume leading his country through the greatest crisis it has faced since World War II […]
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COVID-19 Isn’t Halting Corporate Media’s Attacks on Universal Health Care 19.4.2020 Truthout.com
COVID-19 Isn’t Halting Corporate Media’s Attacks on Universal Health Care
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‘Thriving during a pandemic’: UnitedHealth posts surge in profits as millions lose insurance and thousands die 16.4.2020 Raw Story
“That’s the story of healthcare in America today,” former insurance executive Wendell Potter said Wednesday after the largest private health insurance provider in the U.S. announced that it saw a significant increase in profits over the last three months while the Covid-19 pandemic killed thousands of people and forced millions more off their employer-sponsored coverage. […]
Op-Ed: COVID-19 has broken the U.S. health system. Time to build it anew 16.4.2020 LA Times: Commentary

17 million Americans have filed jobless claims in recent weeks. Millions of them have also lost their employer-based health insurance. Now what?

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Pining for taxpayer bailout, for-profit health insurance industry threatens massive post-Covid premium hikes 15.4.2020 Raw Story
“Why should Congress enrich insurance companies with our public money when their duty is to protect the public, not to protect corporate profits?” A lobbyist told The Hill in an interview Tuesday that unless the insurance industry receives a federal bailout, companies intend to raise premiums on Americans due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak […]
‘Why the unnecessary 6?’: Medicare for All advocates warn Biden that lowering age to 60 solves nothing 10.4.2020 Raw Story
“These policies are what I would expect from Republicans. This is not a ‘big overture’ by any stretch of the imagination.” Progressives on Thursday were quick to call foul after it was reported that Joe Biden, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, put forth a pair of policy proposals—one lowering the Medicare age to 60 […]
Big investors are trying to score as much cash as possible from hospital patients: report 9.4.2020 Raw Story
The coronavirus crisis has exposed the ways in which big investors of hospitals are squeezing the sick and injured for as much money as possible after they leave the hospital. The New Yorker reported Thursday about the way private equity firms have been throwing “surprise medical billing” on patients that accepted their health insurance. In […]
BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Suspends Presidential Campaign 8.4.2020 Crooks Liars
Very grateful for all that Bernie Sanders has done, and will do, to move the Democratic Party to the left. A partial transcript of Sanders's remarks, which begin above at the 9:05 mark: BERNIE SANDERS: Good morning. And thank you very much for joining me. I want to express to each of you, my deep gratitude for helping to create an unprecedented grassroots political campaign, that has had a profound impact in changing our nation. I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who knocked on doors, millions of them, in the freezing winters of Iowa and New Hampshire, and in the heat of Nevada and South Carolina, and in states throughout the country. I want to thank the 2 million Americans who have contributed financially to our campaign. And paving the road that we can take on a campaign system, run a campaign without being dependent on the wealthy and powerful. Thank you for your 10 million contributions averaging $18.58 a donation. I want to thank those who phone banked for our campaign and ...
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More Than 2 Million Uninsured People May Be Hospitalized for COVID-19 8.4.2020 Truthout.com
More Than 2 Million Uninsured People May Be Hospitalized for COVID-19
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Therapists forge ahead with telehealth — not knowing if they'll be paid 8.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With the stay-at-home order, mental health care has moved from therapists’ offices to the internet or the phone. Private insurance companies are still figuring out exactly what telehealth services they will cover. But when they do, those changes could stick after the coronavirus pandemic ends.
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A Texas Progressive On The Verge-- Meet Julie Oliver 6.4.2020 Crooks Liars
Last year Julie Oliver was in the midst of a primary battle with another worthy challenger eager to take on crooked conservative incumbent Roger Williams in the gerrymandered 25th congressional district. Julie won her primary 55,721 (70%) to 24,340 (30%) and is now in the midst of a virtual campaign for the R+11 seat she made great strides towards winning in 2018, holding Williams down to a 53.5% win. A multimillionaire used car dealer, Rogers has raised $1,202,255 so far this cycle-- to Julie's $385,778. (In 2012, he wrote his campaign a check for $330,000 to buy the election.) In 2018 Julie trounced Williams in the district's biggest county, Travis, and beat him by an even bigger margin in Bell County. This cycle, she is aiming to make bigger inroads into traditionally Republican Johnson, Hays, Burnet and Hill counties. But not by running on a GOP-lite platform. Yesterday she told us that she and her family "are in day 23 of social and physical distancing. We’re one of the very fortunate families who ...
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Health care insurers expected to jack up premiums as much as 40 percent to recoup coronavirus losses 5.4.2020 Raw Story
Private health insurers are expected to raise premiums by as much as 40% to recoup the costs of coronavirus testing and treatment, according to a new analysis from Covered California, the state’s health care marketplace. This article first appeared in Salon. Though it remains unclear how much the coronavirus crisis will ultimately cost in health […]
Trump Endangers Lives by Feuding With Governors and Withholding Health Insurance 4.4.2020 Truthout.com
It’s unconscionable behavior, but it’s all that this empty suit of a president seems to know how to ...
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Trump’s new plan for covering COVID-19 patients has administration officials scrambling once again: report 4.4.2020 Raw Story
According to Politico, President Donald Trump’s decision not to reopen the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, and to instead pay hospitals to treat uninsured coronavirus patients, blindsided not just insurance companies, but his own health officials — and left everyone scrambling to implement his orders. “The rollout of the new hospital pay program capped […]
Here’s what Wall Street doesn’t want you to know about its grip on emergency rooms 4.4.2020 Raw Story
Doctor Ling Min is the first emergency room doctor to be fired for going public with his concerns about poor hospital emergency room safety practices and shortages of medical supplies and protective gear for health workers. He won’t be the last. Like many hospitals in the US, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham Washington, […]
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Here’s why the tormented conservative mind is so drawn to the dangerous allure of miracle drugs 4.4.2020 Raw Story
In one of the oddest developments of the coronavirus crisis, there’s been a run on a pair of antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used primarily in the U.S. to treat arthritis and to prevent organ damage from lupus. The drugs are being sucked out of pharmacies at an alarming rate, thanks to Americans who […]
This is the bizarre and deep-rooted phenomenon driving the right’s coronavirus miracle-cure mania 4.4.2020 Raw Story
In one of the oddest developments of the coronavirus crisis, there’s been a run on a pair of antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used primarily in the U.S. to treat arthritis and to prevent organ damage from lupus. The drugs are being sucked out of pharmacies at an alarming rate, thanks to Americans who […]
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